Caleb Smith

LASSO Center Tutoring, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Mentee(s): LASSO Center Students
Years Matched: 1.5

Caleb Smith is a senior biochemistry and molecular biology major who serves as a Peer Academic Tutor at the LASSO Center at Oklahoma State Univsity. Caleb serves on the leadership staff at LASSO, working to train new tutors and helping tutor students in chemistry.

“Caleb jumps into helping students excel academically with great gusto,” said Susan Malec, LASSO Center coordinator for tutoring services. “He has a passion for learning and for helping others understand the courses they may be struggling in. Students have commented several times that they would not have passed Organic Chemistry without Caleb’s ongoing help in explaining key course concepts.”

Smith regularly goes above and beyond, contacting students outside of their study sessions to check in and see how they did on exams. He treats others with respect and delights in seeing what they can accomplish academically.

About the Program: The LASSO Center is dedicated to helping all OSU students succeed as they transition into college and throughout their college experience. LASSO’s goal is to ensure the academic success of all OSU students by assisting students who are underprepared for the demands of the university experience to become well-prepared students to advance in their studies, and students who are advanced in their studies to achieve academic excellence. LASSO Center staff works to empower students to take an active role in their learning experience by fostering the development of critical thinking, active learning and increased self-awareness through collaborative partnerships with LASSO Tutors, Academic Success Coaches and Supplemental Instruction Leaders.